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post #3136 of 3659

Hey guys,

 

Thanks for all your replies and help. I eventually decided to just pull the trigger on the Cat boots since they were on sale so cheap and if I dislike them I can return them. Been wearing them about the house with the tags on. I need a bit of advice on them, and whether or not I should return in favour of the IRs (read below)

 

Initial thoughts are:

 

 - Chunky heel/sole - not sure if too chunky, but I can't decide if that makes them unsuitable for wearing with jeans to places like bars and just kicking it about town. Here is the image on the website from which I bought them: 

 

 - The leather - while I appreciate it's not as thick/heavy/as good as RW leather, it's a nice dark brown, it's relatively even. I'm unlikely to be doing anything that'll really stress it out. As said above, bars and kicking about town is my game.

 

 - Overall design - I like it, wish the image of the digger wasn't on the side above the heel, but it's relatively minor. Also wish the sole was a bit slimmer, but for £75 I can hardly complain.

 

So really what I need advice on is are these suitable for wearing about casually, or are they too work-boot like?

post #3137 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

Thanks for all your replies and help. I eventually decided to just pull the trigger on the Cat boots since they were on sale so cheap and if I dislike them I can return them. Been wearing them about the house with the tags on. I need a bit of advice on them, and whether or not I should return in favour of the IRs (read below)

 

Initial thoughts are:

 

 - Chunky heel/sole - not sure if too chunky, but I can't decide if that makes them unsuitable for wearing with jeans to places like bars and just kicking it about town. Here is the image on the website from which I bought them: 

 

 - The leather - while I appreciate it's not as thick/heavy/as good as RW leather, it's a nice dark brown, it's relatively even. I'm unlikely to be doing anything that'll really stress it out. As said above, bars and kicking about town is my game.

 

 - Overall design - I like it, wish the image of the digger wasn't on the side above the heel, but it's relatively minor. Also wish the sole was a bit slimmer, but for £75 I can hardly complain.

 

So really what I need advice on is are these suitable for wearing about casually, or are they too work-boot like?


Just rock them casually. When I think of work boots I think of steel-toes.

You'll get used to the lug sole with time, if you've never worn boots with a thick lug sole initially its all you seem to notice and think that they are too bulky or what have you but that wears off. I assume these aint insulated so you may, after time, realize that you want insulated boots. Thats what happened to me, I went to a sporting event when the kickoff was 10 degrees and after that I said never again. Im buying insulated boots for winter.

post #3138 of 3659
U need a theme besides just jeans. They look lumberjack/wilderness.
post #3139 of 3659
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Originally Posted by ElBron21 View Post
 


Just rock them casually. When I think of work boots I think of steel-toes.

You'll get used to the lug sole with time, if you've never worn boots with a thick lug sole initially its all you seem to notice and think that they are too bulky or what have you but that wears off. I assume these aint insulated so you may, after time, realize that you want insulated boots. Thats what happened to me, I went to a sporting event when the kickoff was 10 degrees and after that I said never again. Im buying insulated boots for winter.

 

They are actually steel-toed but the overall body of the boot I'm fine with. As far as the weather goes, I think I'll be fine, they'll almost certainly be warmer than my converses (which I pretty much live in, along with dress shoes that I won't wear in poor weather conditions).

 

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Originally Posted by clotheshorse69 View Post

U need a theme besides just jeans. They look lumberjack/wilderness.

I admittedly don't own any khaki/chino type trousers, though I have considered investing in a couple of pairs.

post #3140 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post
 

 

They are actually steel-toed but the overall body of the boot I'm fine with. As far as the weather goes, I think I'll be fine, they'll almost certainly be warmer than my converses (which I pretty much live in, along with dress shoes that I won't wear in poor weather conditions).

 

I admittedly don't own any khaki/chino type trousers, though I have considered investing in a couple of pairs.


Honestly, I dont know why men wear anything but black jeans during fall/winter.

post #3141 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post

They are actually steel-toed but the overall body of the boot I'm fine with. As far as the weather goes, I think I'll be fine, they'll almost certainly be warmer than my converses (which I pretty much live in, along with dress shoes that I won't wear in poor weather conditions).

I admittedly don't own any khaki/chino type trousers, though I have considered investing in a couple of pairs.

Eh, I don't see those boots as dressy at all. Chinos or a dress shirt paired with those boots would not be preferred. I say embrace the woodsman: flannel chore shirts, heavy denim, possibly trucker stuff. Splash on some woodsy fragrance. GL
post #3142 of 3659
I could also see slim fatigues working with those shoes too
post #3143 of 3659

Just placed an order with my local RW store for the Charcoal Blacksmith no. 3341 pretty excited since this will be my second pair and first round toe RW's. I'm familiar with the Rough & Tough leather since I do own the 1907's but those are a rugged brown. If I can I'd like to keep these from darkening when I condition them every 6 months or so but when I looked into the care category on the RW page it suggests Mink Oil for these I guess since their Oil Tanned leather? I know RW has other products like Boot Oil, Leather conditioner, Boot Cream etc but wondering if there is something else I can use on these that will still be appropriate for the Oil Tanned Rough & Tough without darkening the Charcoal color like the Mink Oil is known to do.  

post #3144 of 3659
@johnnykicks I use Bick 4 on all my boots and shoes that I don't want to darken. Conditions well and does not darken at all.
post #3145 of 3659

Could somebody help me with Postman 101 sizing? Size down like in Iron Ranger or TTS? I wear EU42 in Vans.

post #3146 of 3659
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Originally Posted by CityofChamps View Post

@johnnykicks I use Bick 4 on all my boots and shoes that I don't want to darken. Conditions well and does not darken at all.


Thanks for the heads up ill check into Bick 4, is it similar to Mink Oil? 

post #3147 of 3659
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Originally Posted by johnnykicks View Post
 


Thanks for the heads up ill check into Bick 4, is it similar to Mink Oil? 

It's much closer to Allen Edmonds' Leather Lotion or Lexol's Leather Conditioner.

 

In truth, I don't buy into the idea that it darkens the leather any less than Lexol or Leather Lotion (and I own all 3).

post #3148 of 3659
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Originally Posted by suda51 View Post
 

Could somebody help me with Postman 101 sizing? Size down like in Iron Ranger or TTS? I wear EU42 in Vans.

 

Im a size 7us in pretty much every shoe.  I have 7us in postmans which are perfect.  So I would say they are true to size

 

I have a 7us in 875 which are slightly too big but with an insole are perfect

I have a 6.5us in Beckmans which are perfect but cant put an insole in them which i think makes the shoes more comfy.

 

tbh if i were to get another pair of RW i would just get them true to size and put insoles in them if they are slightly too big.  I think they are much more comfy with them.


Edited by Captcha Code - 11/9/15 at 6:32pm
post #3149 of 3659
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Originally Posted by Captcha Code View Post

Im a size 7us in pretty much every shoe.  I have 7us in postmans which are perfect.  So I would say they are true to size

I have a 7us in 875 which are slightly too big but with an insole are perfect
I have a 6.5us in Beckmans which are perfect but can put an insole in them which i think makes the shoes more comfy.

tbh if i were to get another pair of RW i would just get them true to size and put insoles in them if they are slightly too big.  I think they are much more comfy with them.

I don't have Postman shoes, but some Foreman chukkas on same last. I got same size as my Iron Rangers and Beckmans, but I should have gone up a half size to TTS for me...same size as Allen Edmonds Park Avenues (10D).

Regards,
Jon
post #3150 of 3659

Does anyone know which specific RW Moc Toe model and color are these?  Thanks!

 

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